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When Should Students Start Thinking About Careers?

On March 17, 2014 the Wall Street Journal published an article with the headline, “Using Salary Prospects to Choose a College Major“. In it, they covered two topics that we talk about often with our clients: What information should they use when choosing a career (and therefore a major), and When should they start doing this. The writer interviewed several consultants to ask them how...
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My Wife Believes This

My wife and I use to argue (I mean, get into discussions) all the time when our kids lived at home about whether we should let our teenagers sleep later, or get them up to get stuff done on weekends. I was coming from the old school perspective, coming from my personal experience of my dad getting my brother and I up early on Saturdays to work around the house or go with him to workouts (he was a...
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Colleges Feeling the Heat – or They Will Soon

This week I was speaking to a group of parents who will soon be sending there children off to college. I had made the comment during my presentation that colleges don’t really measure their results, at least not of how well their students do after graduation. Almost all of the college rankings are based on statistics about the INCOMING students they are able to attract, and very little data...
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How Does Your High School Compare?

This might be funny – If it weren’t TRUE! Parents and students who have heard me speak have heard me talk have heard about the four reasons why so many college students (69%) don’t graduate in four years. Number two on that list is that many of our high schools are turning out students who are NOT prepared to handle college-level courses. I live in Dallas, and last week The...
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What’s on Your Summer Reading List

What’s on Your Summer Reading List I still remember hearing Jim Rohn speak 20 years ago and his main message was, Where you end up 5 or 10 years from now will depend primarily on the books you read and the people you hang out with. Today I read an article by David Brooks on how the words are changing in the books we read, and what that means for our culture. Reading seems to be almost a...
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Graduation Inspires “Big Thoughts”

Graduation Inspires “Big Thoughts” This is the time of year that students who are graduating (and their parents) take time to look back while at the same time look forward and plan for the future. It has made me think of a couple of clients who came to me at at a time they were at a ‘fork in the road’, and trying to decide what to do next. The first one came to visit me a...
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